Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

March 14, 2015 11:55 AM

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Dozens feared dead as cyclone pounds Pacific island of Vanuatu

SUVA: A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific left "complete devastation", with fears Saturday that dozens may have died in what may be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

The full extent of the damage is unknown, with limited communications in place after Super Cyclone Pam, a maximum category five storm, slammed directly into the island country late Friday with gusts up to 320 kilometres (200 miles) an hour.

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